Minimum Requirements

Webinar: The Inside Story of Oregon’s Big Parking Reforms

Join us on Wednesday, September 21st at 11AM Pacific Time for this webinar. Free Zoom Registration is required. Oregon recently enacted the most aggressive statewide parking reforms in the nation, requiring jurisdictions in the state’s eight largest metro areas to eliminate or greatly reduce parking requirements. This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of the …

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Chicago updates TOD ordinance to reform parking requirements in four ways

In July, the Chicago City Council updated the city’s nearly decade-old transit-oriented development ordinance, setting minimum density standards in some areas, connecting density bonuses to providing more affordable units, tripling the size of TOD areas, and establishing parking maximums outside of downtown for the first time, among other changes. I’ll focus on the new parking …

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Raleigh joins ranks of cities with no costly parking mandates

Raleigh, North Carolina became the 24th North American city confirmed to have eliminated minimum car parking requirements for most land-uses citywide. In a 7-1 vote on March 15th, 2022, Raleigh City Council approved a series of zoning amendments which flipped existing parking minimums to parking maximums, established bicycle parking requirements, and imposed environmental mitigations for …

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Bridgeport, CT joins growing list of cities with no costly car parking mandates

On November 29, 2022 the Planning and Zoning Commission of Bridgeport, the largest city in Connecticut, adopted the Zone Bridgeport code update, a comprehensive zoning update which included a complete repeal of minimum car parking requirements for new developments. Bridgeport now joins a rapidly growing cohort of cities that have removed these requirements. The Parking …

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Parking reform progresses in Raleigh, NC

On Tuesday January 18th, Raleigh’s Text Change subcommittee approved zoning code language that would repeal costly car parking mandates citywide and apply parking maximums for many uses. The next step in the process, which was initiated by Raleigh city council in June, is for the proposal to be heard by the whole Planning Commission in …

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